Area Sports

Turnovers difference as Chargers go 0-2

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor CLEVELAND – Winning the turnover battle. It’s something that coaches stress to the players each day. Grenada High School Head Coach Ashley Kuhn thought that would be the difference against the Cleveland Central Wolves. He turned out to be right on target, The Chargers had two interceptions returned for touchdowns.…

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Special teams breakdowns difference in GHS loss

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor MEMPHIS – Grenada High School football coach Ashley Kuhn voiced his concerns heading into Friday’s season opener against Christian Brothers High School. One of his concerns heading into the game was putting his young, inexperienced defensive group against the big offensive line of Christian Brothers. It was also the first…

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Turnovers, missed tackles doom Raiders

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor   First-year Kirk Academy head coach Jason Little stresses to his players daily to give hard effort until the final horn has sounded. He got just that from his players in his first game leading the Raiders. Despite trailing by as many as 32 points on two different occasions, Kirk…

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GHS football game moved

Friday’s Grenada High School season opener at home with Christian Brothers has been moved to Memphis. GHS officials said the field wasn’t in playing condition thanks to the vandalism on the field along with the heavy rains of Monday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at CBHS.

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Raiderettes search for replacements

The success of the Kirk Academy softball program has been solid each of the past two seasons. Two years ago, the Raiderettes finished third in the state. Last season, they were fifth in Class AAA. Graduation losses, players transferring and some injuries have them searching for an identity. They have even been working in practice…

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Diamond Jaxx capture 10-year old title

It went down to the final out. The Grenada Diamond Jaxx faced Vardaman for the third time in the Dizzy Dean 10-year old East State Tournament at Houston. Game three was a winner take all and a berth in the Overall Tournament this weekend at Starkville. After Vardaman won a 23-13 decision to force a…

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Kirk schedule has new look

Kirk Academy fans will see some longtime opponents back on the football schedule for 2017. Coach Jason Little begins two-a-day practices July 24, The Raiders will take part in the North AAA Jamboree at Bayou Academy in Cleveland on Aug. 10. There is just one new team on the schedule this season as Kirk closes…

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State Tournament Scores

Dizzy Dean Eight-Year Old North State Tournament Thursday at Grenada Youth League Olive Branch 21, Bruce 10 Senatobia 24, Grenada Youth League 20 J.P. Hudson (Batesville) 13, Grenada Recreation 4 Southaven 22, Water Valley 7 Olive Branch 23, Marshall County 1 Grenada Youth League 18, Bruce 17 12-Year Old East State Tournament at Grenada Parks…

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Carroll-Denley inducted into Hall of Fame

The last thing on Amy Carroll Denley’s mind when she entered Delta State University was the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame. A dream for most became a reality for the current Kirk Academy girls basketball coach with her indution to the conference’s hall of fame May 31 in Pensacola. “It was an honor that…

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